Those long, lazy days starts to shorten. Layers of clothing get added, and as soon as you blink, summer is over, and winter has arrived. Those rainy, grey afternoons leave you pining for almost-forgotten pool parties with your friends, chilling in the golden sun, not a care in the world. Well, bring summer right to winter’s doorstep with these 3 easy steps.
1) The Pool Party
Summer’s siren call is a distinct splashing sounds, with laughter and fun. This fun is usually had around a pool with all your friends, and maybe even some people you have never met before. But, being winter, even the thought of taking off even a shred of clothing to dive head-first into ice cold water is maddening. That’s where the hot tub comes in. All the fun of a pool, none of the hassle of hypothermia, or blue lips. The bubbles (in your glass, and the the spa) will scintillate all that summer nostalgia, and help lift those winter blues. Gathering a few good friends around, the party is sure to warm the cockerels of even the most steadfast, wooly-jumper-wearing winter lover.
2) Snacks and drinks
The great thing about winter is that the drinks always stay cold. Because nobody wants a warm beer, leave them outside or on a windowsill to let Mother Nature do her thing, so that the fridge doesn’t have to. No need to worry about rushing off to buy ice, or having that ice melt and making a mess. 1 point for winter!
A for snacks, people like to eat more in the winter. Your pool partiers won’t be satisfied with light fruit platters and chips, nor will soup and a hot tub be the most practical idea. So the trick is findings something in the middle, like a barbecue. Perfect for the summer, and winter, you could make sweet treats like s’mores, or savoury burgers and hotdogs — perfect for any weather.
3) Keeping them busy
Now, when the sun is shining and the birds are singing, making a playlist on your iPod, and letting people do their own thing is pretty much all you need to do. However, in winter, people will be in closer quarters and will need to be entertained. Card games, board games, drinking games — these should be more than enough to keep your guest who aren’t enjoying the tropic heat of the spa happy and entertained.
There. Done. Now you can enjoy summer all year ’round, and have pool parties regardless of what the calendar says.